Justin Gatlin Return Wins 10.24 in Estonia , Video

>> August 04, 2010

Justin Gatlin won his first 100m race at the Bigbank Kuldliiga meet in Rakvere, Estonia at August 03, 2010 after a four years lay off.

The 28-year-old American crosses the line in 10.24 into -0.6 wind, a tenth of a second improvement from his qualifying heat race ahead of countryman J-Mee Samuels who clocked 10.31, and Rhubin Williams, also from USA, third in 10.54.

Gatlin won the 2004 Athens Olympic Games in the sprint century in 9.85. In 2005, he won the 100m/9.88 and 200m/20.04 at the IAAF world championship in Helsinki. He equaled Asafa Powell’s world record in the 100m in 9.77 at super GP meet at Doha, Qatar in May 2006 but soon was found guilty for performances enhancer drug named testosterone where he tested during the Penn Relays meet in April.

Gatlin, who is coached by Loren Seagrave, however still in trouble of finding a competitive meets in Europe because of a policy of the Diamond League's organizers not to invite any athletes who has a doping history (just like Dwain Chambers) but he is expected to run again at Tallinn, the Estonian capital at this weekend.

Results: (Wind -0.6)
1 Justin Gatlin USA 10.24
2 J-Mee Samuels USA 10.31
3 Rubin Williams USA 10.54
4 Aleksandr Linnik BLR 10.67
5 Ronalds Arajs LAT 10.74
6 Kostyatin Vasyukov UKR 10.83
7 Asko Anipai KJK 10.99
Sekou Clarke JAM DNF

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ASIAN LEADERS (Men)

100m 9.91 Su Bingtian CHN, Madrid
200m 20.16 Xie Zhenye CHN, Osaka
400m 44.07 Abdalelah Haroun QAT, London
800m 1:45.65 Jinson Johnson IND, Guwahati
1500m 3:34.55 Sadik Mikhou BRN, Paris
5000m 13:01.09 Birhanu Yemataw BRN, Lausanne
10000m 27:38.16 Hassan Chani BRN, Maia
Mar 2:06.11 Yuta Shitara JPN, Tokyo
3000 Sc 8:22.00 Kosei Yamaguchi JPN, Abashiri
110mh 13.36 Ahmad Al-Mouaed KSA, Praha
400mh 46.98 Abderrahman Samba QAT, Paris
HJ 2.40 Mutaz Barshim QAT, Doha
PV 5.71 Xue Changrui CHN, Shanghai
LJ 8.47A Wang Jianan CHN, Guiyang
TJ 17.22 Dong Bin CHN, Eugene OR
SP 20.24 Tejinder Singh IND, Patiala
DT 68.85 Ehsan Hadidi IRI, Chula Vista CA
HT 78.18 Dilshod Nazarov TJK, Chorzow
JT 87.43 Neeraj Chopra IND, Doha
Dec 7948 Keisuke Ushiro JPN, Gotzis
20kmW 1:17:26 Eiki Takahashi JPN, Kobe
50kmW 3:44:25 Hiroki Arai JPN, Taichang
4x100m 37.85 Japan Team JPN, Osaka
4x400m 3:04.05 India Team IND, Gold Coast
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ASIAN LEADERS (Women)

100m 10.99 Wei Yongli CHN, Resisprint
200m 22.73 Viktoriya Zyabkina KAZ, Almaty
400m 49.08 Salwa Eid Naser BRN, Monaco
800m 2:02.23 Manal Bahraoui BRN, Duffel
1500m 4:11.55 P.U Chitra IND, Guwahati
5000m 15:10.91 Rina Nabeshima JPN, Eugene OR
10000m 31:52.42 Mizuki Matsuda JPN, Yamaguchi
Mar 2:22.44 Mizuki Matsuda JPN, Osaka
3000 Sc 9:10.74 Winfred Yavi BRN, Monaco
100mh 13.08 Wu Shuijiao CHN, Shanghai
400mh 55.54 Aminat Odeyemi BRN, Goleniow
HJ 1.91 Nadzehda Dusanova UZB, Tashkent
PV 4.60 Li Ling CHN, London
LJ 6.64A Xu Xiaoling CHN, Guiyang
TJ 14.25 Olga Rypakova KAZ, Paris
SP 20.38A Gong Lijiao CHN, Guiyang
DT 67.03 Chen Yang CHN, Osterode
HT 75.02 Luo Na CHN, Halle
JT 67.69 Lu Huihui CHN, Halle
Hep 5898 Purnima Hembram IND, Guwahati
20kmW 1:26:28 Qieyang Shenjie CHN, La Coruna

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